Welcome to the world of vegan baking, where innovation and creativity thrive! Whether you're an experienced vegan chef or just starting your plant-based journey, these egg alternatives are sure to delight your taste buds and impress your family and friends when you bake for them!
Sensational Silken Tofu
Silken tofu, with its smooth and creamy texture, is a superstar in the vegan culinary world. Perfect for vegan quiches, creamy sauces, and luscious desserts. You can use silken tofu to achieve the perfect consistency in both sweet and savoury dishes.
The Magic of Aquafaba
Aquafaba – the liquid found in canned chickpeas. It's commonly used in recipes that call for egg whites, such as meringues, macarons, mousses, and other baked goods. Its composition includes starches, proteins, and other plant compounds that enable it to whip up and form stable foams, similar to the way egg whites do. We love aquafaba as a binding agent in recipes that require eggs for moisture and texture. Check our Brownie recipe!
Flax and Chia Seeds:
Flaxseed and chia seeds are nutritional powerhouses that also double as excellent egg substitutes. Their binding properties are perfect for everyday baking. From energy-packed breakfasts to delectable baked goods, these tiny seeds will leave a lasting impression.
The Wonders of Applesauce
Applesauce isn't just for your grandma's apple pie. This humble ingredient can lend natural sweetness and moisture to your baked goods without the need for eggs. Can be used to make fluffy pancakes, moist cakes, and delectable cookies – all with a hint of apple-infused goodness.
Bananas are not only a tasty snack but also an excellent egg replacement. They provide a subtle fruity flavour and natural binding properties. You can use mashed bananas in a variety of dishes, from breakfast treats to wholesome bread loaves that are to die for!
Magical Potato Starch and Protein
Potato starch might be an unexpected addition to the vegan kitchen, but it is a reliable egg substitute that can transform your dishes. Discover the wonders of this versatile ingredient in creating creamy sauces, thickening soups, and producing perfectly textured baked goods specially used in gluten free kitchens. In certain baked goods like sponge cakes and meringues, foaming properties are crucial. Potato protein can aid in creating stable foams, resulting in better volume and aeration in these products.
Plant-based Yogurt Wonders
Plant-based yogurt isn't just a delicious snack; it's also a valuable tool in the world of egg replacements. You can use yogurt to add moisture and tanginess to your recipes. From creamy dressings to light and fluffy pancakes, plant-based yogurt will quickly become a staple in your kitchen.
Vinegar and Baking Soda Alchemy
The secrets of vinegar and baking soda creates a magical reaction in baking. This simple combination can lift your cakes, muffins, and quick breads to new heights, creating an airy and tender crumb that rivals traditional egg-based recipes.
In the upcoming posts we will expand a little more about all those amazing egg replacers.